16 Sep '18, 12pm

[email protected] addresses a range of issues, from the #ACFT to recruiting & acquisition:

.@SecArmy addresses a range of issues, from the #ACFT to recruiting & acquisition:

WASHINGTON -- "If you can't pass the Army Combat Fitness Test, then there's probably not a spot for you in the Army," said Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper. "That doesn't mean you'll immediately get kicked out," he added. It means there will be some sort of remedial program, the details of which are still being worked out." Esper addressed a range of issues, from recruiting and acquisition to offering a tribute to the late Sen. John McCain, during a Defense Writers Group breakfast Aug. 29. The current Army Physical Fitness Test, which has been around some 40 years, is flawed, Esper said. "I grew up in the Army with the APFT and I personally never thought it was a good indicator of combat physical fitness, nor did many of my colleagues. The testing has proved that out," he said. The secretary said studies done by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command show that the APFT...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/210465/new_fitness_test_meas...

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